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've heard from nra's wayne lapierre that is something that they are not for, in fact the nra has gone so far as to say it's in the in support of any restrictions at all whatsoever on guns. martha,. martha: we know that the president, kelly is going to run into headwinds even with democrats in congress on this issue. what is his plan to try to get it through? >> reporter: i think we are seeing that plan start taking shape today with his trip to minneapolis. the president will likely continue these campaign-style stops at various cities that have been plagued with gun control, minneapolis being one of them and already taking action of course to deal with this gun control problem, the gun violence in that city. the president will continue to push for this. he will not try to introduce any legislation himself, he wants congress to do that e wants congress to step up to the table and go ahead and offer some of its plans that he has in place. the president would like to see congress act or enact a ban on assault weapons, high kpwas te capacity magazines and a universal background check. senate maj
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checks. >> universal background checks? >> yeah. we need to increase that. >> wayne lapierre hit the sunday show circuit and taken to task over the ad asking obama's daughters protected by guns at school. why isn't your child? >> the point of that ad was this. it wasn't picking on the president's kids. the president's -- >> it mentions them. >> they're safe and we're all thankful for it. >> they also face a threat that most children do not face. >> tell that to the people in newtown. tell that -- >> do you think that the president's children are the same kind of target as every school child in america? that's ridiculous and you know it, sir. >> even the xherms last night with the gun debate. >> the nra once supported background checks. america can do this. for us. please. >> starting with michael sheer for "time" magazine. welcome. >> thank you for having me, toure. >> one of the things that the senate is proposing a curbing sales in states with relaxed laws to buyers in states with tougher laws. this is not something that the president's been pushing already. sounds interesting.
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want to actually applaud fox new's chris wallace for calling out wayne lapierre over the controversial ad that attacked the president for having armed guards for his daughters. take a look. >> did you really think that the president's children are the same kind of target as every school child in america. that's ridiculous and you know it sir! >> jennifer: i love that. someone at fox news actually caring about the truth. that is to be applauded. congratulations chris wallace. doesn't real jurnallism feel good? the senate agreed to advance legislation reauthorizing the violence against women act. as you remember last year that violence against women act died in the house, the bill, after republican leaders objected to adding provisions that would expand protections to the lbgt community and immigrants, but today the motion to proceed passed. final passage is expected in the senate sometime this week, but then it goes to the house to be dealt with, so we'll see what happens there. and then finally, last story tonight. it has been more than 50 years